Chief of Police Thomas Jefferson Osborn

Chief of Police Thomas Jefferson Osborn

Norton Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 16, 1895

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Thomas Jefferson Osborn

Chief Osborn was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man at a dance. The suspect fled Norton following the murder and went to Big Stone Gap where he was arrested by a posse. He was returned to the Wise County Jail.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase you sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 16, 2020

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